Bill now goes back to the Senate, where it faces total opposition from Republicans and an uphill battle against centrist Democrats

House Democrats on Friday morning passed the Build Back Better Act, the expansive domestic policy package that promises to overhaul large swaths of the American economy.

The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, triumphantly brought down her gavel to mark the passing, to enthusiastic applause throughout the chamber from Democratic members. Republican minority leader Kevin McCarthy had derailed the schedule to vote on Thursday night by delivering a record 8.5-hour speech overnight.

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